NGC 559

NGC 559

NGC 559
Observation data
Constellation Cassiopeia
Right ascension 01h 29m 33.2s
Declination +63° 18′ 05″
Distance 3700 ly (1140 pc)
Apparent magnitude (V) +9.5
Apparent dimensions (V) 7.0′[1]
Physical characteristics
Other designations Caldwell 8

NGC 559, also Caldwell 8, is an open cluster and Caldwell object in the constellation Cassiopeia. It shines at magnitude +9.5. Its celestial coordinates are RA 01h 29.5m, dec +63° 18′. It is located near the open cluster NGC 637, and the bright magnitude +2.2 irregular variable star Gamma Cassiopeiae. The cluster is 7 arcmins across.[1]

Map showing the location of NGC 559

References

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External links

  • SEDS – NGC 559
  • Simbad – NGC 559
  • VizieR – NGC 559
  • NED – NGC 559
  • NGC 559 on WikiSky: DSS2, SDSS, GALEX, IRAS, Hydrogen α, X-Ray, Astrophoto, Sky Map, Articles and images